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The  Storm Spotter program  is a function of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) designed to record hazardous, severe or unusual weather conditions to the NWS through the use of an amateur radio net.

The Broward County Skywarn is a network of trained and certified volunteer severe weather spotters. Skywarn volunteers provide reports to the (NWS) in Miami Florida. The NWS has a number of devices for detecting severe weather including radar, satelite and lightning devices. However, the most important tool for observing severe weather is the trained eyes of a stormspotter. With all these tools at hand, the NWS then can issue out the appropriate warning for the ares in and surounding Broward County, both on land and water.

The primary means of reporting severe weather in Broward County is by amateur radio. When there is a severe weather watch issued for Broward and adjacent coast line area, the Skywarn member will make an announcement on the local repeaters. Amateur Skywarn members sign into the net frequency of 146.910 MHz and relate the observations including rain amount, flooding, hazzardous conditions, damage due to the severe weather, hail, funnel clouds, tornadoes that have touch down and so forth. As net control receives this information, contacts the NWS and relays this information.

All Broward County Skywarn personnel are trained and certified by the National Weather Service in Miami Florida.

Broward County Storm Spotter Net Guide
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